Biophysical Society Bulletin | October 2020
Fall 2020 Call for Virtual Networking Events Are you looking to connect with fellow biophysicists? Do you have an idea for a virtual networking event area? BPS can help! BPS is calling for Virtual Networking Events to be held in 2021. Past events have included career panels, and programs of short talks from different institutions. The format is up to you! The goal is to bring biophysicists together in an interesting way. Benefits of Hosting a BPS Virtual Networking Event: • BPS will provide the Zoom virtual platform for the meeting • BPS will help you advertise the meeting (social media, emails, newsletter, etc.) • BPS will provide slide templates for the presentation • BPS will assist you in monitoring the meeting (someone from staff will be available to assist you during the meeting if it is held during BPS normal working hours of 7 am -5 pm Eastern Time) All current Society members are eligible to apply. Please note that your event must meet the following requirements: • The event should be no longer than one day; • It should be a stand-alone event (not part of a larger conference); • The event should promote interaction between different institutions and/or communities; • There should be an emphasis on promotion of biophysics; • A meeting size of approximately 25 to a maximum of 100 attendees; • It must be advertised prominently as a BPS-sponsored event; and • If there is a speaker list, it should include graduate students and postdocs. BPS is accepting proposals for events occurring in February 2021 and later. The networking event submission site will be open October 1 – November 13, 2020. Applicants will be notified of the results in early January. For more information about the proposal requirements, and to view past and upcoming networking events, please visit https:/www.biophysics.org/networking-events.
Grants & Opportunities
Marshall Sherfield Fellowship Marshall Sherfield Fellowships enable American scien- tists or engineers to undertake post-doctoral research for a period of one to two academic years at a British university or research institute. Who Can Apply: Candidates must be United States citizens Deadline: October 23, 2020 Website: https:/www.marshallscholarship.org/mar- shall-sherfield/applications
Michelson Prizes The 2021 Michelson Prizes will focus on transformative research in human immunology, with trans-disease ap- plications to accelerate vaccine and immunotherapeutic discovery. These are awards of $150,000 given annually to young investigators who are applying disruptive con- cepts and inventive processes to advance human immu- nology, vaccine discovery, and immunotherapy research across major global diseases. Deadline: October 31, 2020 Website: https:/www.humanvaccinesproject.org/michel- sonprizes/
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